The Testimony of the Spirit: New Essays

ISBN : 9780190225391

R. Douglas Geivett; Paul K. Moser
296 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jun 2017
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The theme of the testimony of the Spirit of God is found in various Biblical writings, but it has received inadequate attention in recent theology, Biblical studies, and the philosophy of religion. This book corrects that inadequacy from an interdisciplinary perspective, including theology, Biblical studies, philosophy of religion, ethics, psychology, aesthetics, and apologetics. The book includes previously unpublished work on the topic of the testimony of the Spirit in connection with: its role in Biblical literature, an ontology of the Spirit, conscience and the voice of God, moral knowledge, religious diversity and spiritual testimony, psychology and neuroscience, community and language, art and beauty, desire and gender, apologetics, and the church and discernment. The book includes a General Introduction that identifies some key theological and philosophical topics that bear on the topic of the testimony of the Spirit, and it concludes with a bibliography on the testimony of the Spirit. The book pursues its topics in a manner accessible to a wide range of readers from various disciplines, including college students, educated non-academics, and researchers.


1. Craig A. Evans and Jeremiah J. Johnston, The Testimony of the Spirit in Biblical Literature
2. Stephen T. Davis, An Ontology of the Spirit
3. Paul Gooch, Conscience and the Voice of God: Faithful Discernment
4. C. Stephen Evans, The Testimony of the Spirit and Moral Knowledge
5. Roger Trigg, Diversity and Spiritual Testimony
6. Malcolm Jeeves, The Testimony of the Spirit: Insights from Psychology and Neuroscience
7. Oliver Davies, Freedom, Community, and Language: Outline of a 'Neuroanthropological' Pneumatology
8. Steven R. Guthrie, Art, Beauty, and the Testimony of the Spirit
9. Elizabeth T. Groppe, 'Sighs Too Deep for Words': The Holy Spirit, Desire, and
the Name of the Incomprehensible God
10. Kevin Kinghorn and Jerry L. Walls, The Spirit and the Bride Say 'Come': Apologetics and the Witness of the Holy Spirit
11. Angus Ritchie, The Role of the Church in Discerning the Testimony of the Spirit
Bibliography on the Testimony of the Spirit

About the author: 

Paul K. Moser is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago. He is the author of Philosophy after Objectivity, The Elusive God, The Evidence for God, The Severity of God; editor of The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology,A Priori Knowledge; co-editor of Human Knowledge, 3d ed.. He is the General Editor of The Oxford Handbooks of Philosophy. He is past Editor of the American Philosophical Quarterly.; R. Douglas Geivett is Professor of Philosophy in the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He is the author of Evil and the Evidence for God, and co-editor of the books Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology, In Defense of Miracles, Being Good: Christian Virtues of Everyday Life, and Christian Apologists and Their Critics.

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